Articles by William Kenny

Tacony pimp ordered to prison

It doesn’t take a super computer to figure out when the former Tacony-based child prostitution tycoon Enoch Smith will become a free man once again. It won’t be for a very long time, if ever.


NE man to stand trial for strangling wife

An outburst of domestic violence claimed the life of Holme Circle resident Constance “Connie” Murray last August, but anxiety had been festering for months between the victim and her husband, Christopher Murray, according to testimony at his Nov. 18 murder hearing in Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center.


Plans for Philadelphia2035 projects progress in Fox Chase

The city’s long-term planning initiative known as Philadelphia2035 contains countless localized development projects sought by neighbors in their communities. In Fox Chase, residents may realize two of those wish-list items long before 2035.


Crime log: November 19, 2014

Oct. 20 through Nov. 2


O’Neill visits Somerton meeting, discusses Council bills to amend zoning code

City Councilman Brian O’Neill used the monthly meeting of the Somerton Civic Association to detail three Council bills that he recently introduced to amend the city’s zoning code.


Costly sewer proposal a hot topic with E. Torresdale civic

About half of some 70 residential properties in a section of Torresdale have no public sewer service, according to a recent Philadelphia Water Department study. And many, perhaps most of the homeowners have no interest in getting hooked up, despite periodic flooding and sewage back-ups — even in light of a new water department plan to install sewers in the neighborhood.


Police seek flashers in unrelated incidents

An 11-year-old boy and a 24-year-old woman have reported incidents of indecent exposure in the Northeast last week.    


Crash outside of Northeast High kills woman

A woman was killed and a man injured critically in a multicar crash outside of Northeast High School on Nov. 12.


Man interrupts burglary, beaten by intruder

A Rhawnhurst man was hospitalized on Nov. 10 after he returned home to find his back door broken and a burglar in his bedroom. During a subsequent scuffle, the intruder beat the victim with a crowbar.


Surveillance video released of van break-in

Police are trying to identify a thief who stole tools from a work van in Holmesburg on Oct. 23.